Laura Spurlock


Educational Background:

Wittenberg University, 2005

BA, German
minors: French and East Asian Studies

The Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 2010

MTS, Master of Theological Studies
Concentrations in New Testament biblical studies and Church history
Master's Thesis: Performance and Interpretation: Recovering Lost Oratorical Forms in the Gospel of Mark

Kent State University, 2011
MLIS, Library and Information Science

Research Interests:

  • Religion and Information

    • The impact of information and technology on religion throughout history
    • Christian perceptions about their faith and the use and/or rejection of information
    • Political information disseminated in sermons and clergy blogs, social media pages, and web pages
    • Religion in the media
    • Internet religion; specifically evangelical Christian communities and online Christian-Buddhist relationships
    • Portrayal of religion in popular books and films